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The Theban Plays By Sophocles: Oedipus The King

2 hours 2 minutes 39 seconds

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Oedipus, king of Thebes, seeks to save the city from destruction. The solution has unexpected repercussions for him and his family. A modern British stage production of the first of the Theban plays by Sophocles.

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Closeup of a gray haired man in a collared jacket with a coat chain who purses his lips, thinking. Caption. When I get back to Thebes, I shall know what to do.
Sophocles: The Theban Plays
Episode 1
2 hours 11 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man in a white suit stands in the middle of a wide green marble staircase. He faces a man in a robe who sits in the foreground. Caption. You have made yourself master of all the arts of understanding.
Sophocles: The Theban Plays
Episode 2
2 hours 2 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman in foreground turns away from camera towards a woman in a billowy dress. They stand in a darkened room with a wide staircase. Caption. Antigone, it's madness.
Sophocles: The Theban Plays
Episode 3
1 hours 51 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    Kathryn D. (Manteo, NC)
    October 27th, 2021 at 09:24 AM

    Excellent modern rendering of the 2500-year-old play by Sophocles. Clear and understandable to all audiences.